Niagara Wine Fest, (aka the original Grape and Wine Festival), a long-standing tradition kickstarting a line of Fall Festivities celebrating the wine, harvest, landscape, and culture of Niagara.
Sept 21 -30, 2012
Montebello Park and Participating Wineries
For two weeks visitors and locals alike enjoy parades, live music and food and wine pairings in Montebello Park and at select wineries from the Beamsville Bench to Niagara-on-the-lake.
Niagara Wine Fest encompasses a vast geographical scope with multi-faceted events all over the Region: 1. Montebello Park, Downtown St. Catharines, explodes with live music, grape stomping, mobile culinary theatre presentations, and tented vendors featuring gourmet food and wine from top chefs, wineries and fromaggeries. 2. Wineries across Niagara participate with individual food and wine pairings to toast the Fall Harvest in the birthplace of where all the magic began.
The Low-Down: Tokens $3.25 each. Discovery Pass $30 +HST. Free admission and Free parking downtown during the festival. www.niagarawinefestival.com pdf pamphlet of all events and entertainment listings.
DISCOVERY PASS vs. TOKENS
Both are useful and/or necessary, depending on your taste. $30+HST the PASS affords you 6 food and wine pairing experiences in Wine Country. Buy the pass at any participating winery during the two weekends from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, and visit 5 others that you’ve checked on your list. Tokens are the method of currency with the vendors at Montebello Park. Purchase tokens for $3.25 each, at the entrance and trade them in for luxe lobster rolls and buttery French oaked Chardonnays. The variety of delectable delights and food and wine matching is absolute bliss.